BankAmericard® Secured Credit Card


For People with
Bad Credit

REVIEWS

Reviews

The BankAmericard® Secured Credit Card lives up to its name. Not only does it help cardholders establish and restore their credit as a secured card, it also provides added security for shopping and banking online.

A minimum deposit of $300 is required to open this account. The maximum credit line, up to $4900, is determined by your income, the amount of the security deposit, and your ability to pay. After 12 months, Bank of America may review your account and give your security deposit back.

This card has no annual fee.

Card Quick Facts

Card Quick Facts

  • No application fees or activation fees
  • Credit line of $300–$4,900
  • Your maximum credit line is determined by your individual ability to pay based on the income that you provide and your security deposit
  • Important account information is shared with the 3 major credit bureaus—helping you build your credit history
  • After 12 months, you may qualify to have your security deposit returned while you continue to use your card
  • Get free access to your FICO® Score from TransUnion, updated monthly.
  • Access to credit education topics like using credit cards responsibly, budgeting and more
  • No annual fee

For People with
Bad Credit

REVIEWS

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Card Details

Rewards

Rewards

This card does not offer rewards.
Card Stats

Card Stats

Annual Fee $0
Additional Cards Annual Fee -
Regular Purchase APR 25.24% Variable
Intro Purchase APR -
Foreign Transaction Fee 3%
Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature & Chip-and-PIN
Minimum Credit Limit $300
Maximum Credit Limit $4,900
Free Credit Score Yes
Penalty APR None
Late Fee Up to $39
Returned Payment Fee Up to $28
Balance Transfers

Balance Transfers

Intro Balance Transfer APR -
Regular Balance Transfer APR 25.24% Variable
Balance Transfer Fee 3%, $10 minimum
Cash Advances

Cash Advances

Cash Advance APR 27.24% Variable
Cash Advance Fee 3%, $10 minimum

Card Benefits

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them.

  • Account Alerts

    Get alerts about account information on your phone.

  • Mobile Banking

    Pay your credit card bill online, transfer funds, check available credit and more.

  • Text Banking

    Send a text and get important account information.

  • Visa Benefits

    You will be provided with a list of benefits available to you once you get approved for your card.

  • Free FICO® Credit Score

    Get free access to your FICO® Score from TransUnion, updated monthly.

  • Deposit Return

    Your account will be periodically reviewed, and based on your overall credit history, you may be eligible for a refund of the deposit while maintaining your card account.

  • Overdraft Protection

    Link a Bank of America account to your card and prevent declined purchases and return checks if you take out too much money.

  • ShopSafe®

    Protection when you are shopping online.

  • Zero Liability Fraud Guarantee

    You are not held responsible for unauthorized transactions on your card.

  • Fraud Protection

    Potential fraud is blocked if abnormal patterns are detected and you will be alerted if fraudulent activity is suspected.

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 5 reviews
by Phil
B of A secure card

I applied for a Bank of America Secured credit card about 11 months ago. I was rejected immmediately. Once I was saw I was rejected I called the bank immediately and spoke to a representative. They explained Y I was denied. I asked If I was able to receive one with a deposit and yes. I gave an $ 800.00 deposit and got my card in the mail in about 1 week. I have been using them ever since. My review is coming up next month hope I can get my deposit back.

by Big Boy
BOA Secured Card

This card in my opinion is not for individuals with bad credit. I have bad credit and was denied immediately. They sent a letter in the mail that was basic and gave no real explanation for the denial. I found out my credit union had a secured card I applied and was approved with a fantastic Apr of 9.75. Because of BOA I now have a hard inquiry on my credit report. Do yourself a favor and don't apply for this card. There're way better offers out there.

by Big Boy
BOA Secured Card

Beware BOA does a hard pull inquiry on your credit report. There's not a guarantee you'll be approved. Try obtaining a secured credit card.

by Vickie Brooks
Holds deposits too long unless direct deposit-also allows over charges at gas pumps

This card takes several days for checks and bank transfers to take place. Also allows for places like gas stations to add an extra $25+ on the charge for up to 8 days until they decide that you actually only purchased $10 worth of fuel. This card is advertised as being an alternative to check cashing places but it's really only for people with extra money to spend.

by Gldpoloski
Not easy

I applied for this card and offered $1,000 as a deposit and got rejected. The reason being was that my credit was not good enough. My mind was blown that I could not get a secured card with a bank I have been with for years. I went to capital one and was approved instantly. I now have 2 capital one cards that are unsecured.

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